The Holidays are best spent at home and with family, but what about those who don’t have that same luxury? Local legislators are doing their part to spread Christmas cheer.

During the Christmas and the holiday season, state Rep. Monica Bristow, joined fellow legislators, local leaders, and non-profit organizations to help give back to those in need across the Metro East and RiverBend Region.

Throughout the month of December, Bristow joined more than 50 other local groups in collecting toys and cleaning supplies for RiverBend Family Ministries’ Christmas Baskets. Parents were able to come and pick out toys for their kids and also receive a basket of cleaning supplies. Bristow also spent time volunteering for the Salvation Army.

During her holiday open house, Bristow collected socks for school board member Rosetta Brown’s Socks for Tots drive as well as participated in Lilly and Taylor Freer’s Cookies and Cocoa event to benefit the United Way’s Community Christmas.

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January 1, 2020 at 05:01AM